Skip to main content

Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.

In addition to these classic collections, you may view guidance films from the post-World War II British government, drive-in movie intermission ads, and videos documenting the history of San Francisco from 1906 to the early 21st Century. Many of these films are available for free download.

10,623
RESULTS
rss


Media Type
15
collections
10,598
movies
9
texts
1
data
Year
84
2017
71
1999
59
1998
59
1997
70
1996
93
1995
More right-solid
Topics & Subjects
2,276
Stock Footage
1,350
High Definition
954
vhs
567
NASA
478
Educational Film
401
16mm Film
More right-solid
Collection
More right-solid
Creator
425
michael aldrich
342
nasa
157
shaping san francisco
124
nasa; langley research center
85
encyclopaedia britannica educational corporation
78
national film board of canada
More right-solid
Language
6,448
English
28
French
23
Spanish
18
German
13
undetermined
7
Chinese
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Orgone Archive
collection
0
ITEMS
2
VIEWS
collection
eye 2
Educational Films
by Crawley Films
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
To come.
Topics: educational films, marriage, gender, 1950s, Canada
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
This silent 1950s home movie shows some of the mining operations for blue asbestos at Kuruman, South Africa. The entire film was shot outside the mine itself, which was underground (opening visible at 1:46 ) and you can see ore cars being moved to and from the mine at :33. Ore is moved on a series of conveyer belts (:45) to be processed. At 2:12 , a supervisor wearing a pith type helmet pours himself a drink.At 2:15 mine tailings are visible. At 2:42 the scene switches to the blue asbestos...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
Made by Westinghouse in 1938-39, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair" is an American film directed by Robert R. Snody produced for the company's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. (NOTE: our print of this film is not complete, and represents only half of the original movie. Our apologies but we thought it worth sharing nevertheless.) "The Middleton Family" illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Educational Films
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Educational Films
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Created in the 1970s in the wake of the Vietnam War, "Seas of Tomorrow" presents the Navy during a time of shrinking budgets and shrinking public resolve about funding the U.S. military. The film showcases the Soviet Navy and how it is building strength around the world. The Navy at this moment appeared in crisis, and efforts were made to change various regimens and conditions within the Navy, from improving housing to increased liberty, to allowing more flexible communications...
Topic: Stock Footage
Part of the "Army in Action" series within "The Big Picture", this episode "The Winds of Change" features the U.S. Army posture during the first quarter of the 20th Century, Woodrow Wilson and the World War I buildup and combat, the armistice, peacetime demobilization, and the nature of life in the United States during the 1920s and 30s including speakeasies, prohibition, the marathon dance craze, and more. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
The Keystone State is the subject of “Pennsylvania Land Of Decision.” Produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce in the 1950s, we’re told in the color film’s opening seconds how the state has played a pivotal roll in the founding and continued success of the United States, from colonization and freedom of religion to the steel industry. Pennsylvania was the geographic key of the original 13 Colonies, and remains so as we look at the state’s seaports at mark  01:18 . Every...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
Deals with the tradition, excellence, and flying and technical skills of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Tells requirements of a Thunderbird and gives a closeup look at their precision aerial formations. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
Shot by award winning cinematographer Conrad Buff, "Down to the Wire" is a portrait of naval aviation cadets struggling to receive their carrier wings circa 1970. To become qualified as a carrier jet pilot, a variety of tasks must be mastered from "touch-and-go's" on land to that first hairy carrier landing at sea. The famed Essex class carrier USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", appears in the film. This film is part of the Periscope...
Topic: Stock Footage
Produced in 1963, "Operations in Public Fallout Shelters" is a heavily dramatized Civil Defense film that demonstrates how a public fallout shelter is supposed to function after a nuclear attack. This scenario takes place in a fictional any town called "Middlebury". The story goes like this: For whatever reason the original manager of shelter number 126, Bill Floyd, hasn't made it into the shelter. His back-up Jerry Bates must assume command. With the help of Gil (played by...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
15 June 1953, Coronation Fleet Review, coronation of Elizabeth II. The first post-war review, here could be seen the ongoing technical innovations the war had produced. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
LB Littleford, the sign of modern engineered black-top road maintenance and construction equipment, presents A Modern Mixed-In-Place Resurfacing Job. This silent film, which probably dates to 1946 or thereabouts, shows how Littleford equipment makes completing road resurfacing jobs faster and, therefore, cheaper. A Littleford Model 115 “Tankar” Steam Heater heats a tank car of bituminous material ( 01:22 ), and then a Littleford CLRC “Spray Master” Pressure Distributor, frameless...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
Made in the 1980s, RED FLAG depicts the advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Since 1975, air crews from the United States Air Force (USAF) and other U.S. military branches and allies take part in one of several Red Flag exercises held during the year, each of which is two weeks in duration. The Red Flag exercises, conducted in four to six cycles a year by the 414th Combat Training Squadron of the 57th Wing, are very realistic aerial war games. The...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 18
favorite 0
comment 0
Educational Films
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This film from 1958 shows water as one of the most important means of transportation; examples of various methods of transportation tankers, ferryboats, excursion boats, ocean liners, and tugboats; functions of each method; how transportation by water fosters growth of cities and industry. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Shows USMC performing early Vertical Envelopment exercise from USS Boxer. Vertical Envelopment is a maneuver in which troops, either air-dropped or air-landed, attack the rear and flanks of a force, in effect cutting off or encircling the force. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information...
Topic: Stock Footage
This compilation features various aircraft that appeared in home movies, and some home movies themselves. Around 3:46 , you'll see the Sikorsky S-38. This was an American twin-engined 8-seat amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called "The Explorer's Air Yacht" and was Sikorsky's first widely produced amphibious flying boat which in addition to serving successfully for Pan American Airways and the U.S. Army, also had numerous private owners who received notoriety for their exploits....
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This film from the 1960s shows developments in history such as various inventions, and techniques for farming crops and building structures. It also shows how these historical developments effect us today. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This short, silent home movie shows Governor George Wallace interacting with crowds at some sort of parade (see around 4:03:00 ) George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
The JD 860 Scraper is a short promotional film from John Deere, touting the features of the “money-saving” JD 860 Scraper, which John Deere released in 1969. The film (from 1969 or the early 1970s) features over 15 minutes of footage of the JD 860 Scraper at work. The film opens with a pristine JD 860 ( 00:44 ) before cutting to the JD 860 in action ( 01:15 ). The elevating scrapper with its 215-net flywheel horsepower diesel engine has a 37,500-cubic foot capacity, maximizing time on the...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Military airfield, damaged bomber aircraft, Rome, ancient buildings, Sienna. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
Handling of North Vietnamese & Viet Cong POWs by USA. Created by the U.S. Army to showcase the treatment of enemy prisoners — perhaps as a reaction to political pressure or perhaps to put pressure on the North Vietnamese who had no interest in following the Geneva Convention — this film shows how the U.S. and its South Vietnamese allies processed and detained POWs. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation...
Topic: Stock Footage
A survival film made during the Cold War, this film attempts to give practical advice to airmen who find themselves stranded in the "desert without sand" -- the arctic tundra. As the U.S. military began seeing the polar regions as a potential battleground with the Soviet Union, more and more flights were made into these regions, and the need for films like this one greatly increased. In this film the crew of a C-119 Flying Boxcar bails out and must survive in trying circumstances....
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
In Part IX, axis armies hope to meet in Asia; u.s. industry quadruples production; paratroopers trained; air transport command established; airplane proves effectiveness in battle of midway. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated. The Battle of the...
Topic: Stock Footage
This episode of the venerable TV show NAVY LOG, "Don Frost", released May 8th, 1956, could best be titled “In search of a Hero”. It takes place in August of 1945 off the coast of Luzon. The ship’s namesake, seaman first class Don D. Frost, was a hero who saved his ship while dying in 1943 near New Guinea. The connection between both ships takes on a ghostly semblance when an unknown hero of the USS Frost took a similar dying action that seaman first class Don Frost did in 1943....
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
This episode of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 7 - "The Air War Starts 1939-1941" features some of the events that occurred prior to U.S. entry into the war. These include the German invasion of Poland, President Roosevelt declaring a national emergency, the USA stepping up aircraft production, Britain withstands the onslaught of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, the USA starts the Lend-Lease policy and trades vital destroyers to the British for key posts throughout the...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Interviews of different Air Force Airmen talking about experience in battle and what the mission means to them. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Attention! A new higher quality version of this video is now available at: http://youtu.be/9dEJoH1NARg This 1967 documentary follows US troops on R&R in Thailand during the Vietnam war. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Part II features a drastic cut in army air service; keen interest of mitchell, brereton and arnold in air power; first air mail flight by ex-army pilots; skill of hawkes' dare devils; study of aerial photography; improvements in parachutes; training of aviation cadets; and famous bomb run of general mitchell. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Part VIII covers America unprepared for Pearl Harbor; Clark Field lost; Gen Chennault's flying tigers help check Japanese; and Col Doolittle's force launches first air attack against Japan. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
In this episode of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 6 - entitled "Prelude to War 1937-1939" the events that preceded WWII are cataloged. This includes a brief study of Hitler's role in airpower development, B-17s making a good will tour of South America, the Air Corps conducts a mock attack, Hap Arnold appointed Chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Hitler triumphs at Munich, and the intensive training of pilots by the USA just prior to the outbreak of war. The United States Air...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Shot in the 1950s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. The venerable sailing vessel Eagle is shown conducting a cruise to Europe, escorted by the USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Narrated by then-actor and later President of the United States Ronald Reagan, TARGET TOKYO presents the story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by B-29 Superfortress bombers of the U.S. Army Air Forces flying out of Saipan. B-29 crews are followed from their training staging at Grand Island, Nebraska to their bombing embarkation point on the island of Saipan. From there, the B-29 attack on the Nakajima aircraft plant outside Tokyo is depicted. The story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit. They also wave the flag near the shores of the United States' key adversary during the...
Topic: Stock Footage
Shows how U.S. Air Force, with superior tactical and logistical air support, played a large part in helping to end the Korean War. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Created by Fairchild Hiller to sell the Turbo Porter aircraft, this industrial film gives a great overview of the plane and shows it in various roles including as a military platform. The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. First flown in 1959, the PC-6 continues in production at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke in Stans, Switzerland. It has been built in both piston engine and turboprop powered versions...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Shot by Nick Spark on Super 8mm equipment, this short silent home movie shows the Old Pueblo Trolley heritage streetcar line as service was inaugurated on April 17, 1993. Two trolley cars were available for service when the line opened, and were operated in the inaugural runs: Car 10, a 1918-built Birney-type car that was ex-Pacific Electric Railway 332 and was under lease to OPT from the Orange Empire Railway Museum, and car 255, ex-Osaka, Japan (Hankai Electric Tramway), which was built in...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Dating to 1953, "Our Country's Flag" provides a patriotic look at the history of America's national symbol. It starts with images of flags at the United Nations, and then shows various versions of Old Glory dating back to the Revolutionary War. The film was based on a book and directed by famed artist Wango Weng, We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Made in 1957, Transportation By Air is an educational film that is chock-full of wonderful vintage aviation images. Some of the planes featured include the prototype Boeing 707 jet, Lockheed Constellation, and other propeller driven aircraft. There is also footage of helicopters, the Martin Mariner flying boat / seaplane, and other "cutting edge" craft. It's a trip back in time to an era where aviation's advance was as fast as it was relentless. This film is part of the Periscope Film...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Traces development of airpower through pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Hap Arnold and Billy Mitchell. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Made prior to the outbreak of WWII, "Men of the Coast Guard" presents America's first line of shore defense. Seen in this film are the Coast Guard cutters, life boats, and light ships that patrol America's home waters. The film also shows how recruits are drawn from the merchant marine and trained in the arts of lifesaving, seamanship, and navigation. The full rigged sail ship Joseph Conrad is seen at sea, fulfilling its mission by training cadets about teamwork. The lightship...
Topic: Stock footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This film traces the introduction of the automobile to America and the subsequent transformation of national life. Dramatizes the early uses and development of the automobile. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
True Adventure was one of several traventure programs produced and hosted by Bill Burrud that aired during the 1950s and 1960s. This particular episode looks into life on Guadalcanal almost twenty years after WWII. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This volume of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 5 - is entitled "Air Power Advances 1935-1937". It shows the technological innovations and activities that furthered America's role as a leader in aviation prior to WWII. It includes footage of the activation of Hickam Field in Hawaii, bombers diverting lava with carefully planned strikes, patrol bombers fighting a flood disaster, Japan begins a new offensive push in China, and Boeing builds the B-17. This film is part of the...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Produced in the 1950s, this U.S. Marine Corps film shows Grumman F9F Panthers and A-1 Skyraiders providing close air support for troops in the field.  Close air support tactical organization is described and the role of the the forward air controller shown.  The film likely dates to the Korean War.  In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets, that are close to friendly ground or naval forces, and which...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This film about West Point shows the U.S. Military Academy as it appeared in the 1970s. The film pays tribute to the "long grey line", showcasing the modern curriculum and the "Path for Success" that it offers. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
4th Engineering Squadron, flying over the Alps, Montreaux, Geneva, Russians in Berlin newspaper headlines held up, airplane with "Leading Lady" nose art This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This 1940s travelogue film “Death Valley Ancient and Modern (Historic Death Valley)” is a Paul Hoefler Production. The film opens with maps showing the location of Death Valley in California and Nevada (:43). At 1:34 Furnace Creek Wash is shown and the entrance to the monument. At 2:19 , a ranger sweeps across sands to expose a petrified hoof print ( 2:13 - 2:53 ). At Green Water Canyon petroglyphs are shown at 2:58 . At 3:40 , Panamint Indians are shown, an offshoot of the Shoshone tribe....
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Describes the daily life of a farm boy and girl near the city of Middelburg on the island of Welcheren. Depicts Dutch domestic customs including the mode of dress, food, and chores. Follows the children as they visit a windmill. and reveals them at work in school and at play. Portrays the family traveling to Middelburg to sell produe and buy provisions. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This Soviet propaganda film was originally created in 1967 to document the Moscow Air Show, and to show some of the history of aviation in the USSR. It features combat footage from WWII, as well as interesting historic footage of aircraft designers Pavel Sukhoi, Alexander Yakovlev and Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich (the men behind the "Mig"), and many others. A gigantic air show is then shown -- the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution Air Show that was held in the summer,...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
When President John F. Kennedy visited the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise (CVN-65), he used the occasion to promote a strengthened U.S. Navy, one whose indomitable force would help preserve the peace. He then watched naval war games that included some of the most cutting-edge weaponry of the day, including missiles, rockets, and supersonic aircraft. Sadly, Kennedy would be assassinated just a short time after this film record of the exercise was released, and it was withdrawn from...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
This 1954 "short" documentary style film, with footage of real railroad workers in addition to reenactments, stresses the importance of railroads on the industry of America and the lives of every American. It is done by having a conversation taking place by several people in a small diner or restaurant - a guy, the waitress Kelly, and the diner owner. A customer talks about railroad statistics and then explains how important the railroads are to the country's business. Listening in to...
Topic: Stock Footage